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Sufjan Stevens captivates Austin audience with poetic performance

Sufjan Stevens captivates Austin audience with poetic performance

Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Hall.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Hall.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Hall.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Hall.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Hall.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Moses Sumney.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas
Sufjan Stevens at Bass Concert Hall in Austin Texas

Eclectic singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens made a two-night stop in Austin on May 12-13. The Brooklyn musician, known for his poetic, deep songs, played to a sold-out crowd on Tuesday.

He started the set with several tracks from 2015’s Carrie and Lowell. There was no on-stage banter for the first hour of the set, but Stevens finally launched into a couple of childhood stories, much to the amusement of the crowd.

Opening for Stevens was Los Angeles-based Moses Sumney, who hypnotized the audience with a hauntingly beautiful voice and loop pedals. For scenes from the highly anticipated show, click through the slideshow above.